- Akufo-Addo has unveiled a statue in memory of former late MP for Ablekuma South, Theresa Naa Ameley Tagoe
- The statue was unveiled at the Dansoman Round About
- Akufo-Addo described her as a dynamic and uncompromising lady whose hard work helped strengthen the party at its grass roots level
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President Akufo-Addo has unveiled a statue in memory of former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma South, Theresa Naa Ameley Tagoe, at Dansoman.
This president who is touring the Greater Accra Region, made a stop at the Ablekuma West constituency on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 to unveil the statue.
President Akufo-Addo described the late Ameley Tagoe as a dynamic and uncompromising lady whose hard work helped strengthen the party at its grass roots level.
According to Akufo-Addo she was one of four women pioneers to secure a seat in Parliament for the NPP and attributed the growing women's wing of the party to her.
“The party’s women’s wing, which is growing from strength to strength, owes Theresa Tagoe, its founder, an immense debt of gratitude," he added.
Her career as a parliamentarian began in 1996 when she was elected as an MP for Ablekumka South.
She won two subsequent elections to retain the seat until her decision not to contest in 2008, which coincidentally led the NPP to concede that seat to the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
She was born in Apedwa in the Eastern Region near Kyebi to Teacher James Tagoe and Madam Janet Oponmaa Bempong.
She had her basic education at Bishop’s Girls School, continued to Krobo Girls and obtained her Ordinary and Advanced Level Certificates at Aburi Girls School.
She continued to the University of Ghana, Legon and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, History and Sociology.
Between 1970 and 1980, the late MP worked at three different agencies; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the United Nations Economic Development and Planning Institute (IDEP), Senegal, and Agric Development Bank ending up as Assistant Director to the Director of Research.
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Her Parliamentary career began in 1996 when she was elected as an MP for Ablekumka South and won two subsequent elections to retain the seat until her decision not to contest in 2008, which coincidentally led the NPP to concede that seat to the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The late Theresa Ameley Tagoe passed exactly ten years ago, on November 25, 2010.
In other news, the electoral fortunes of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Volta region has just received a massive setback.
It follows the defection of over a hundred members of the party in the Keta constituency of the region to join the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
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